Santa Monica Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training
with Nancy Goodstein & Kyra Haglund

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild & precious life?"

~ Mary Oliver


Nancy and Kyra

This training develops a platform of knowledge to understand the fundamentals of yoga, not only for your own practice but to share with the world as well. You will finish with the ability to lead safe, well-informed yoga classes.

The training is tailored to the individual student and fosters self-knowledge through the study of asana, anatomy, yogic philosophy, and hands-on practice with teaching.

Students entering this 200-hour yoga teacher training should have at least one year of consistent yoga practice with one or more teachers.


Topics Include:

  • Deepening understanding of yoga asanas and form
  • The art of teaching and communicating with your students
  • Physical adjustments
  • Practice teaching
  • Awakening understanding of the self: physically, mentally and emotionally
  • How to Meditate
  • Introduction to Pranayama
  • Integrating yoga philosophy into the practice and teaching of yoga
  • Anatomy with Jamie Elmer



Ten Weekends:

  • September 9-10
  • October 7-8
  • October 28-29
  • November 18-19
  • December 9-10
  • January 6-7
  • January 20-21
  • February 3-4
  • March 3-4
  • April 7-8

Schedule for Each Weekend:

  • Saturday 7:30 am to 5:30pm
  • Sunday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Additional Requirements:

Reading and homework assignments, attendance at public yoga classes.

  2016-17 trainees with Nancy

2016-17 trainees with Nancy

"I have never made a better choice than to take the Santa Monica Yoga Teacher Training. The skills I have learned to further my practice and better my daily life are incalculable. The teachers are kind, compassionate and have a deep understanding of the practice. The friends I made in the training have become my family and I feel incredibly blessed. Thank you Santa Monica Yoga!"

~ Alecia Weaver (2013)



Teacher Training at Santa Monica Yoga was an incredible experience. Beyond the excellent comprehensive and in depth instruction, the community created among teachers and students is something that has lasted well beyond our days in class.

~ Beth Roy (2016)


I took away from this teacher training a deep understanding of yoga philosophy; the body and its functions and malfunctions; and the breath, bandhas, and chakras and their impacts on the body, mind and spirit. I learned about what these things mean for me personally and how to apply this knowledge in the classroom as both a student and a teacher. I feel this training gave me the tools to safely guide students down their own yogic paths.

~ Rachael LeBlond (2016)


It was an amazing experience.

~ Walter Montero (2014)


It was such an authentic experience. This program doesn't just teach you to be a teacher, it guides your personal practice to a much deeper place.

~ Margaux Bangs (2014)



Santa Monica Yoga’s 200-hour Teacher Training is registered through Yoga Alliance. Students who successfully complete the training will receive certification and may register through Yoga Alliance.

Once certified, trainees will be eligible to volunteer to teach specially designated teacher trainee classes on the Santa Monica Yoga schedule. Through this program we are able to provide our graduates with the opportunity to gain real teaching experience and also to provide our community with low-cost yoga classes.


  • Early Bird Price by 8/24/17: $2750
  • Price after 8/24/17: $3,000

Payment Plan

  • A deposit of $350 holds your space in the training
  • The remaining balance, divided into six monthly payments, will be charged to your credit card


Download application, complete and email Bruce at the studio, then sign up below:


Nancy Goodstein has been an Ashtanga and Hatha yoga teacher for 27 years in which time she has taught and traveled around the world. She is grateful to have had the wonderful teachings of Sri K Pattabhi Jois, Dena Kingsburg, Shari Friedrichson, Alan Finger, Lisa Walford, Erich Schiffmann and more. They have shared their knowledge while encouraging her to find and speak from her own truth. She feels this is the greatest thing she can pass on to her students.

Kyra Haglund, E-RYT, SEP, MSW is a yoga teacher and a clinical social worker based in Los Angeles. She lived and studied holistic arts in both India and Nepal and has been teaching yoga for the past 15 years. Trained in Ashtanga, classical hatha yoga, and somatic therapy, Kyra offers classes that support greater inner balance, self-regulation, and well-being.  In addition to the Santa Monica Yoga teacher training, Kyra is also the co-creator of the Trauma Informed Yoga training.


Jamie Elmer teaches the anatomy portion of our training. In her twelfth year as a movement therapist, Jamie utilizes gait therapy, yoga, and Pilates in a method focused on breath, alignment and safety. Jamie travels domestically and internationally working with movement professionals and students at clinics, care centers, yoga studios, and retreat facilities.

Steve Jones has been dedicated to the study of yoga for over 12 years, starting with a silent meditation retreat in a Buddhist temple in Northern Thailand. He teaches a physically demanding class, while encouraging you to be gentle and stay connected to your breath. His hope is that when you leave, you feel calmer, stronger and healthier than when you walked in.

Luke Ketterhagen is a teacher of the Himalayan Tradition. He completed his yoga teacher training and spent over seven years at the Himalayan Institute living and learning yoga. After that intensive, Luke began teaching classes, workshops and teacher training programs specializing in hatha, meditation, and lifestyle. Luke's teacher, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, has always inspired him to share the knowledge of yoga - breathing, relaxation, meditation - in a practical way that will help bring equanimity and balance to people's lives. Luke lives in New York, teaches nationally, and leads groups to India for retreats.

Deborah Raoult is a yoga and Continuum Movement teacher whose primary interest is exploring the dynamics of breath and motion as gateways to freedom. Her expertise is working with women throughout the life stages. She has a special passion for the childbearing cycle. Her focus supports women and their families, celebrating pregnancy, labor and parenting as powerful rites of passage that transform our relationship to body, community and the Earth. Deborah's twenty-five years of experience includes presenting at the Yoga Journal conference and offering pre and postnatal yoga teacher training.

Santa Monica Yoga ~ 1640 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica CA ~ 310-396-4040